Will W. Carter, JD
Senior Advisor

Will Carter

Senior Advisor

Will Carter serves as Senior Advisor at McKinley Carter. He is an attorney whose career started in the public sector, working on a wide range of health, education, welfare, and environmental matters in West Virginia, including four years serving as executive assistant to WV Governor Gaston Caperton.

In 2002, Will formed Kanawha Investment and Trust Company to provide a more comprehensive, independent, and proactive approach to wealth management in Charleston, WV. Five years later, he partnered with David McKinley, an independent RIA in Wheeling, WV, to form McKinley Carter Wealth Services.

Will serves on the boards of several privately-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations, and is a regular contributor to the McKinley Carter blog.
Will has a law degree from New York University, as well as Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History from Harvard University. An upright bass and guitar player, Will tours with two string bands and was a leading force launching several music-related events, including the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, Charleston Jazz Series, Wine and All That Jazz, and the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. Raised in Charleston, WV, Will now lives in rural Putnam County with his wife Martha.

Community Involvement

WV State Bar CLE presenter; Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation; WV State Medical Foundation; Fund for the Arts; United Way; WV Commission for National and Community Service; Roark Sullivan Lifeway Center; Charleston Jazz Series; Appalachian String Band Music Festival; Shawnee Hills Behavioral Health Center; and Religious Coalition for Community Renewal